Antonios Triantafyllakis


I've come to define my personality and ideas with the following line:
Trainer, nomad, volunteer, freethinker, sustainability seeker, NFE addict, p2p lover, web 2.0 artivist, promoter of a better future for all based on the Commons.
When it comes to training, I focus on the trainees creating the content and me providing the structure for them to thrive, in a creative and collaborative way through which everyone learns by experience, has fun and is ready to apply the knowledge gained directly!

Antonios Triantafyllakis has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Antonios Triantafyllakis

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Current occupation

Learning Designer | Gamification Coach

Work experience

I design and implement educational activities for upskilling and reskilling people and companies on skills for the 21st century. I provide training and education on soft skills, as well as coaching on gamification of learning. I run a social enterprise with that purpose, MYTRAINER, and collaborate with various international trainers, NGOs and companies around the world.

I absolutely love volunteering and have been doing so for more than 15 years now, starting even before getting won over by international youth work, which revealed my passion for Non-Formal Education and Experiential Learning. I've worked for various youth organisations, international, European and national NGOs and informal local groups. I've proudly served as Speaker of AEGEE-Academy, the official pool of trainers of AEGEE (one of Europe's largest interdisciplinary youth organisations), co-developed and co-facilitated the concept of the Training Advanced Trainers events of IFMSA (a NGO representing 133 associations of medical students from 123 countries on six continents) and have delivered more than 580 hours of training/facilitation in a multicultural context, to over 1100 trainees in over 50 international events.
I'm an active member of the International Youth Work Trainers Guild (IYWT), the Trainers, Coaches and Consultants Tribe (TCCT), as well as the community of the Trainers' Forum (TsF).

I also have a professional experience as a web/graphic designer, manager of a cinema and computer or sound technician. I do however value my volunteer experience much higher, as I feel I have developed many more skills non-formally rather than formally, by being given the chance to lead a group or event, to manage a team or coordinate a project and, above all, to teach people in an experiential, interactive and non-formal way, which has led to me now pursuing a professional career as a soft skills trainer/facilitator.

I regularly hold workshops and courses on 21st century skills for young people and gamification coaching and consultancy for various companies and freelancers.

I have been a full-time trainer/facilitator in the following international youth work projects:
▫ Regional Training Course Iasi (AEGEE-Academy training - Romania 2019)
▫ pre-General Assembly of IFMSA March Meeting | Training of Advanced Trainers (Slovenia, 2019)
▫ Sub Regional Training Belgium: Changemakers SRT | Training of Advanced Trainers (IFMSA - Belgium 2018)
▫ Youth Against Extremism and Radicalisation (Erasmus+ training - Hungary 2018)
▫ Mini Human Resources European School Moskva 2018 (AEGEE-Academy training - Russia)
▫ Meanwhile in Siberia (New Year Event of AEGEE-Moskva/AEGEE-Tuymen - Russia 2018)
▫ Training New Trainers Bucuresti 2017 (AEGEE-Academy training - Romania)
▫ Transsiberian Dream. On cloud 9! (Summer University of AEGEE-Moskva - Russia, 2017)
▫ YO!Fest 2017 (European Youth Forum event - Netherlands)
▫ GROW (Scoala de Valori / AIESEC project - Romania, 2017)
▫ Training New Trainers Cluj-Napoca 2016 (AEGEE-Academy training - Romania)
▫ Local Training Course 2016 of AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
▫ A taste of FRES (Romania, 2016)
▫ Democracy, where are you going? (Spain, 2016)
▫ AEGEE-Bergamo Teambuilding Weekend (Italy, 2015)
▫ “HyperYouth3000” (Erasmus+ Training – Denmark, 2015)
▫ "Network Meeting Kastoria 2015" (Greece)
▫ "Summer University Project School Cluj-Napoca 2015" (Romania)
▫ "There and back again - Winter LTC 2015" (Greece)
▫ "Summer University Project School Izmir 2014" (Turkey)
▫ "MATRIX activism 2.0" (Youth in Action Training – Georgia, 2014)
▫ "FYGO - Feeling Younger by Getting Older" (Grundtvig project – Greece, 2014)

And a part-time trainer/facilitator in:
▫ Summer University of AEGEE-Voronezh/Rostov-na-Donu/Kharkiv/Odessa (AEGEE event - Russia and Ukraine 2018)
▫ Local meeting of AEGEE-Passau (AEGEE event - Germany 2018)
▫ Citizenship at its Grassroots (AEGEE event - Poland 2018)
▫ Connecting Europe (AEGEE event - Greece 2018)
▫ Network Meeting Cluj-Napoca 2017 of AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca (AEGEE event - Romania)
▫ Network Meeting Kyiv 2017 of AEGEE-Kyiv (AEGEE event - Ukraine)
▫ Spring Agora Enschede 2017 (AEGEE statutory event - Netherlands)
▫ European Planning Meeting Zagreb 2017 (AEGEE statutory event, Croatia)
▫ Trainers' Forum 2017 (Poland)
▫ Network Meeting Ankara 2016 of AEGEE-Ankara (AEGEE event - Turkey)
▫ Autumn Agora Chisinau 2016 (AEGEE statutory event - Moldova)
▫ 17th University on Youth and Development (Spain, 2016)
▫ Ideas Factory - Planning Meeting (AEGEE statutory event - Spain, 2016)
▫ Summer University 2016 of AEGEE-Kyiv (AEGEE project - Ukraine)
▫ Spring Agora Bergamo 2016 (AEGEE statutory event - Italy)
▫ Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden? (AEGEE event, Romania, 2016)
▫ Euro-BRICS Young Leaders' Platform Planning Meeting (France, 2016)
▫ European Planning Meeting Leiden 2016 (AEGEE statutory event, Netherlands)
▫ Gala Ball Weekend in Heidelberg (AEGEE event, Germany, 2016)
▫ dioNYsiaE : The Revival of Gods (AEGEE event – Italy, 2015)
▫ Leaders for Europe (EuroDEMOS project – Romania, 2015)
▫ Network Meeting Krakow 2015 of AEGEE-Krakow (AEGEE event - Poland)
▫ Summer University 2015 of AEGEE-Dresden (AEGEE project – Poland, Germany)
▫ Summer Universities 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 of AEGEE-Heraklio (AEGEE youth mobility project - Greece)
▫ "Pitstop 2013" (Youth in Action Training - Austria)
▫ "the threads that connect us" (Grundtvig project - Greece, 2012)

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Educational pathway

My educational background is in IT (I studied in the Department of Applied Information Technology and Multimedia of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete). However, I value my non-formal education much higher, as I consider it what has defined my personality to what it now is (or at least its good parts).

I have experience working as a trainer/facilitator, following the Non-Formal Education framework and Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle in many projects, both as a full-time trainer and as a part-time trainer. These projects are responsible for some of the greatest memories of my life and I can no longer imagine my life without similar experiences.

My experience as a trainer began when a trainer in one of the now more than 140 international events I've attended, convinced me that it would be a good idea, and so, my training adventures began happily and hopefully will keep taking place even more happily ever after!

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (expert) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (expert) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Social Media
  • (expert) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Policy
  • (intermediate) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (advanced) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (expert) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (beginner) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (advanced) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (beginner) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (beginner) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Africa
  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (advanced) Global Cooperation
  • (beginner) Latin America
  • (beginner) North-North Cooperation
  • (beginner) North-South Co-operation
  • (expert) South East Europe

Other skills

Gamification, Open Badges

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Greek

Trainer references

  • MATRIX activism 2.0

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Rustavi, Georgia
    organised by KinoYeast
    January 21-29, 2014
  • Summer University Project School Cluj Napoca

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Cluj Napoca, Romania
    organised by AEGEE
    March 5-12, 2015
  • Summer University Project School Izmir

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Izmir, Turkey
    organised by AEGEE
    March 14-21, 2014
  • NWM Kastoria

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-08-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Kastoria, Greece
    organised by AEGEE-Kastoria
    April 23-26
  • There and back again - Winter LTC 2015

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Anogeia, Greece
    organised by AEGEE-Heraklio
    January 30th - February 1st

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-03-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Elsinore, Denmark
    organised by Crossing Borders
    November 3rd – 11th, 2015

This profile was last modified on 2019-05-06

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